New Jersey’s county vocational-technical schools integrate career and technical training with traditional academics to offer all types of students an exciting and challenging high school choice.
Our students get more out of high school because they see how learning relates to their interests and future careers. They develop workplace skills that employers value, like teamwork, problem-solving, and creative thinking.
And thanks to our many business and higher education partners, they benefit from real-world experiences and opportunities to earn college credits.
County vocational-technical schools are very diverse. Each district offers a unique mix of career and academic programs.
We offer state-of-the-art technical training for students who want to get good jobs, enter trade unions, or go on earn a college degree. They become chefs, graphic designers and auto technicians. They continue training to qualify as first responders, nurses, and master electricians.
Students can earn certifications and state licenses as part of their high school curriculum. These provide a significant edge in the job market or when pursuing a college degree or further training.
Many districts offer career academies for talented students in areas like engineering, visual and performing arts, health sciences, and information technology. These small schools offer rigorous academics and a strong career focus to give students a jump start on college credits and industry certifications. Academy graduates often go on to study at top-level colleges or universities.
Students with disabilities are often mainstreamed in regular career programs, but they also have special opportunities to train for jobs at supermarkets, florists, and other services businesses, so that when they graduate from high school, they are prepared for success in the real workplace.
Many districts also offer opportunities for adults seeking to change careers, further their educations or obtain the industry certifications they need to advance.
Click on the district names below for links to their websites and information about our schools and the wide variety of engaging and challenging programs they offer.
Bergen County Technical Schools
Burlington County Institute of Technology
Camden County Technical Schools
Cape May County Technical School District
Cumberland County Technical Education Center
Essex County Vocational Technical Schools
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
Hudson County Schools of Technology
Hunterdon County Polytech
Mercer County Technical Schools
Monmouth County Vocational School District
Morris County School of Technology
Ocean County Vocational-Technical School
Passaic County Technical Institute
Salem County Vocational Technical Schools
Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools
Sussex County Technical Schools
Union County Vocational-Technical Schools
Warren County Vocational-Technical School